Monday, April 28, 2014

#savethebluehumans: Where is Yew Park?

A few residents have been asking "Where is Yew Park?" We've put together a few images to help you find the new area where the Blue Human Condition will be displayed.

Yew Park was also home to the Ornythopterus statue as shown below:

Adrian Today: “Blue Humans” to move to Yew Park

The sculpture “Blue Human Condition” will be moved from its current location next to the City Chambers Building to Yew Park on Maumee Street.

Yew Park is located just north of Maumee Street. [READ MORE...]

City of Adrian: Blue Human Condition to be moved to Yew Park

As a result of numerous discussions and correspondence sent to the city about Blue Human Condition, the sculpture will be relocated to Yew Park. [READ MORE...]

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Daily Telegram: Letter to The Editor - Adrian leaders stifle art and the city’s growth

To the editor,

The city of Adrian is faced with many problems. They have taxed away any incentive for business. The city refuses to do anything to encourage business except for the occasional Good Ol’ Boy Network. Our tax dollars are wasted year after year while nothing changes or progresses. [READ MORE...]

Adrian Today: Photo Gallery: Family recreates “Blue Human Condition” in living sculpture

Ashley Cavazos-Franck of Adrian got several family members together on Sunday afternoon to recreate the pose shown in the sculpture “Blue Human Condition” by Mark Chatterley, which sparked complaints after it was installed as part of downtown Adrian’s Art Discovery trail. [READ MORE...]

#savethebluehumans: Blue Humans Open for Display... for now.

The Blue humans have almost been on display for the past twenty four hours after a group of people removed the blue tarp sometime throughout the night. As Monday grows near the City of Adrian is sure to make a decision on the statue soon. If you haven't seen the statue downtown it's worth taking a drive to see it and take a picture or two. If you happen to take a photo, feel free to share it with us here at #savethebluehumans. We will be sharing all types of art and photos of the blue creatures this Friday!

The Republic [Indiana]:Complaints prompt Adrian officials to debate future of Blue Human Condition sculpture

ADRIAN, Michigan — Officials in Adrian expect to soon make a decision on whether a sculpture near municipal offices is too racy for the city's downtown. [READ MORE...]

Lansing State Journal: Officials to debate downtown Adrian sculpture's future

ADRIAN — Officials in Adrian expect to make a decision soon on whether a sculpture near municipal offices is too racy for the city’s downtown. [READ MORE...]

Mining Gazette: Officials to debate downtown sculpture's future

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — Officials in a southern Michigan city are deciding what to do with a downtown sculpture that some residents want removed because they think it's too racy. [READ MORE...]

WILX News 10: Officials to Debate Downtown Sculpture's Future

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) -- Officials in a southern Michigan city are deciding what to do with a downtown sculpture that some residents want removed because they think it's too racy. [READ MORE...]

Greenfield Daily Reporter [Indiana]: Complaints prompt Adrian officials to debate future of 'Blue Human Condition' sculpture

ADRIAN, Michigan — Officials in a southern Michigan city are deciding what to do with a downtown sculpture that some residents want removed because they think it's too racy. [READ MORE...]

Adrian Today: Photo: “Blue Human Condition” sculpture uncovered

The Blue Humans are uncovered again. It seems some out-of-town visitors Saturday night were curious to see what the commotion was about… [VIEW PHOTO...]

#savethebluehumans: The Midnight Hour

Photo: Devyn Bice

We had a few family members and friends who hadn't seen the statue in person. We decided to take a trip downtown at midnight to let them view the statue in all of it's glory. Devyn took a photo while we were down there. 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Eyewitness: Blue Tarp Update

The blue tarp is currently off the blue humans. 4/26/14 @ 10:00pm

Statement from #savethebluehumans team: 
While #savethebluehumans supports free speech, we ask you please respect the law as things are ironed out.

Facebook: Save The Blue Humans Human Sculpture

Tanya Rodriguez brought together seven humans to create her own Blue Human Human Statue. Used with permission.

Instagram: Blue Humans Teddy Bear Removal

Photo: Devyn Bice

The Teddy Bear that once sat in front of the statue has been removed. Not sure what it was supposed to represent.

Day Walker Designs: Updated #bluetarpprotest flyer

Day Walker Designs has uploaded a new version of the #bluetarpprotest flyer.

Adrian Today: Poll: What should happen to the “Blue Humans”?

Take our poll below to weigh in on the debate over the “Blue Human Condition” sculpture in downtown Adrian. If you’re not familiar with it, scroll down to read more. [READ...]

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Daily Telegram: Adrian city officials weigh sculpture options

A final decision on what to do with a controversial sculpture in downtown Adrian may come in the next several days, as city officials continue to gather feedback from residents. [READ...]

Adrian Today: As “Save the Blue Humans” movement grows, city holds off on sculpture’s removal

Adrian city officials are holding off on plans to remove a sculpture titled “Blue Human Condition,” which was covered with a blue tarp Wednesday morning after complaints from people who thought it was obscene. [READ MORE...]

City of Adrian: Statement Released

As a result of comments received this week, the city is continuing to weigh options regarding the Blue Human Condition sculpture. We appreciate all of the feedback we have received from the community.

13 ABC: Adrian sculpture controversy [VIDEO]

A blue tarp now covers a sculpture which was installed Monday in Downtown Adrian between the police station and city chambers. It is down the street from the public library. [READ MORE...]

Adrian Today: Sculptor speaks out about covered piece: “We are all resting on someone else to survive”

The sculptor who created “Blue Human Condition,” the piece on the Adrian Art Discovery installation downtown that was covered up Wednesday morning, says he was surprised and disappointed to learn that there were people who found it offensive. [...READ MORE]

Roadtrippers: Total prudes shut down Michigan "art orgy"

One of the best parts about a good piece of art is subjectivity. Where one person might see beauty, another might interpret ugliness, hopefully prompting conversation. Unfortunately, not everyone understands or appreciates art, as is being perfectly demonstrated by the low-brow whiners in Adrian, Michigan. [READ MORE...]

Flyer by Day Walker Designs #bluetarpprotest

The Daily Telegram: Sculpture to be replaced after complaints of sexual innuendo

A sculpture that had gained the nickname “The Orgy Statue” is to be removed from outside the Adrian City Chambers building. [READ MORE...]

Adrian Today: Downtown sculpture covered up after complaints

A sculpture in downtown Adrian’s Art Discovery Trail has been covered up and will be removed, after complaints from people who saw it as sexual in nature. [READ MORE...]